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His political opponents are aghast that a former human-rights lawyer, imprisoned as a student activist for opposing South Korea’s own military dictatorship, could buddy up to a man like Kim.

From Time

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention debuted the cards, which have been given out to approximately 150 million people, some analysts were aghast at how easily copied the four-by-three-inch paper credentials were.

She worked in a funeral home, and at one point while driving the hearse, instead of going to a funeral, she ran off with the corpse and left the grieving family aghast.

From Ozy

Looking at her, aghast, he stares down the prospect of a lifetime of this — of never revealing his earnest inner self.

Kraft of course understands that this is a troll move, and perhaps we’ve fallen into its marketing plan a bit by being so aghast.

From Eater

Those avatars of hedonism, The Europeans, are aghast at discovering that the average American vacation lasts for just 4.1 days.

Holland was well aware, though, that her feminist friends were aghast at her career choice.

She recalls that her father was aghast when somebody asked him if he had treated King differently than he might another patient.

Everyone is aghast by the actors who are eventually cast in the lead roles.

We witnessed a world aghast at the division and partisanship that is destroying Washington just a few weeks ago.

Consequently the horrified spectators, having for a moment looked on aghast, fled precipitately from the room.

It sent a shiver through me, and even old Piegan stood aghast at the malevolent determination of the man.

Then she showed of what she was capable, and the Colonel looked on aghast, wondering what he should do when Jake was gone.

To say that the party looked aghast at this sudden catastrophe, would be to give but a feeble idea of the state of their minds.

They paused, aghast, and they turned ashen; and then in the mind of each arose the same explanation of this phenomenon.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aghast, such as: agog, amazed, anxious, appalled, awestruck, and dismayed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.